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02-03-2012, 05:12 PM
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Check out Montreal's 18th round pick in 1995

http://www.mymlbdraft.com/1995/round18/
Yeah, what a wasted pick....not sure what this guy is doing now but he clearly missed an opportunity to be a part of something good...

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Yeah, what a wasted pick....not sure what this guy is doing now but he clearly missed an opportunity to be a part of something good...
Yeah! backup catcher for the Expos or 3 Time Super Bowl Champ... Looks like he made the right call.

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I miss sundays sitting at the big O and watchin the s'pos, eatin hot dogs, drinkin beer and halfway through the game being given the nod to move down to the empty seats up front.

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I found this on youtube, I believe it was made by RDS right after it was announced the Expos were leaving town. It still breaks my heart that they left. I would just love to go down to the Big O and watch them play

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We all miss them.

We need maybe to start a rally somewhere to show we still want MLB back. If get a couple of thousand people in a downtown area we might attract media attention and some deep pocket buisessman.

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02-21-2012, 09:48 AM
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So I just bought a bunch of tickets to see the Blue Jays take on the Nationals in Toronto in June. I'll be going with a few friends (including HeyTony!) and we plan on wearing Expos stuff while booing Washington until we can't physically boo anymore.

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We all miss them.

We need maybe to start a rally somewhere to show we still want MLB back. If get a couple of thousand people in a downtown area we might attract media attention and some deep pocket buisessman.
An owner with deep pockets, and some luck is what's needed...would the fans get back on the bandwagon? You need around 30 thousand per game...is it possible in Montreal?

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1994 expos Triumph and tragedy





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Well, I followed the Nats since they left Montreal. I don't hold that grudge like some of you do. I view it more as the MLB's fault we no longer have a team, not Washington's. To this day I still cheer for em. Go Nats!

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Marlins President Calls Miamians Stupid, Jose Reyes Greedy

If you know anything about the sweetheart deal the city gave the Marlins to build a new stadium, you know team president David Samson basically bent Miami over a pinball machine and had his way with it. But he's far from done with the humiliation—with his remarks to a gathering of local business leaders yesterday, Samson essentially tossed Miami five bucks for cab fare and told it to clean itself up.

"I don't have to hold back now that the stadium is built," Samson told the Beacon Council, adding "we're not the smartest people in Miami. If you're in this room, you're instantly in the top 1%."

Samson recalled his meetings with officials in San Antonio and Las Vegas in exploratory efforts to move the team, and pretty much admitted that selling tickets is more important than having good fans.

If the Marlins were to move to Las Vegas, Mr. Samson said, he suggested the casinos there buy out game tickets in advance so nobody would be drawn away from the casinos.

"We don't care if nobody comes," Mr. Samson recalled with a smile. "We'll play in front of nobody, and we'll have all the money."

Oh, and remember how Jose Reyes said he came to the Marlins because "I see the plan that they have, the great young talent that they have there in Miami, and I think it's a good opportunity to win?" Yeah, no. Samson sort of blew up Reyes's spot:

"[Reyes] said 'I really want to play in Miami as long as you pay me $1 more than anyone else… I really want to make the most money I can.'"

Objectively, it doesn't make sense to hate a ballclub. It's just laundry, after all. But in their 19 years of existence, the Marlins have done nothing more than sell off beloved players anytime they win, pocket revenues without putting them back into the team, lie to their city about the money they're bringing in, and spend taxpayer cash without giving taxpayers a say. I think it's okay to hate the Marlins.
I HATE this little troll

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03-07-2012, 07:18 PM
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I HATE this little troll
There are very few people I can honestly say I hate. David Samson is one of them, as is his idiot stepfather.

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Today's thoughts on the Expos departure

Apologies in advance Mods, not sure where to put this. I'd like it to atleast stay in the Montreal Boards somewhere if it must be moved.

I've always been curious about the Expos. Montreal never seemed like a Baseball town.

We're the Expos loved or were they almost invisible compared to the Habs? Are they still missed or do most of you not even notice they're gone?

Curiosity from one baseball fan to another.

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I had no idea the Expos were so loved. Pretty said to hear about it. I've been a Chicago White Sox fan all my life and i've always been curious about how much love the Expos got in a seemingly non-baseball town.

Did they get moved because of poor management? Poor stadium? Not enough of a loyal fanbase?

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I had no idea the Expos were so loved. Pretty said to hear about it. I've been a Chicago White Sox fan all my life and i've always been curious about how much love the Expos got in a seemingly non-baseball town.

Did they get moved because of poor management? Poor stadium? Not enough of a loyal fanbase?
Look at the attendances during the good years of the franchise (starting in 1979) and then come back to tell us we're not a baseball town. The MLB (Selig) as well the Loria-Samson management screwed us terribly. Baseball should be in this town today, and that is what's sad.

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Think of us as the Blackhawks under Bill Wirtz for the final years of the Expos.
Except , we did not have a new stadium , the canadian dollar was terrible compared to the US dollar and no one was willing to buy the team.

We never had a new owner ,so we never had a chance to get a John Mcdonagh or even players such as Toews or Kane. When I think of Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper ...

I don't know if the video is still on youtube but there was a conference made in 2009 about the Expos five yeas after they left. The panel included Michael Barrett and they were answering questions about the team.

One final thing: I am 23 years old. The people my age are the final ones who actually grew up with baseball and I don't know that many people who still follow the sport. The Expos lost an entire generation of fans , Bill Wirtz style...

The younger people today are playing and watching football and soccer and people who care aout baseball are sometimes seens as dinosaurs.

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I had no idea the Expos were so loved. Pretty said to hear about it. I've been a Chicago White Sox fan all my life and i've always been curious about how much love the Expos got in a seemingly non-baseball town.

Did they get moved because of poor management? Poor stadium? Not enough of a loyal fanbase?


My God.... If ignorance would kill....

Baseball is played in Montreal since the late 1800's.

Jackie Robinson - you heard about him ? - played with White boys for the 1st time in AAA pro baseball in Montreal in the mid-forties.


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Yeah, and with the Impact making thir debut in MLS next saturday , it can only get bigger. To be honest , soccer will never take baseball's place in my heart but i am quite excited for the game vs vancouver.

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Yeah, and with the Impact making thir debut in MLS next saturday , it can only get bigger. To be honest , soccer will never take baseball's place in my heart but i am quite excited for the game vs vancouver.
Soccer is a great game to play. Not much to watch on TV. Only exception: the World Cup which is amazing.

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Have you guys seen that piece of crap that Loria put in the new Marlins ballparks outfield?

Everyone hates it! Psychedelic Homeruns?


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Marlins President Calls Miamians Stupid, Jose Reyes Greedy

If you know anything about the sweetheart deal the city gave the Marlins to build a new stadium, you know team president David Samson basically bent Miami over a pinball machine and had his way with it. But he's far from done with the humiliation—with his remarks to a gathering of local business leaders yesterday, Samson essentially tossed Miami five bucks for cab fare and told it to clean itself up.

"I don't have to hold back now that the stadium is built," Samson told the Beacon Council, adding "we're not the smartest people in Miami. If you're in this room, you're instantly in the top 1%."

Samson recalled his meetings with officials in San Antonio and Las Vegas in exploratory efforts to move the team, and pretty much admitted that selling tickets is more important than having good fans.

If the Marlins were to move to Las Vegas, Mr. Samson said, he suggested the casinos there buy out game tickets in advance so nobody would be drawn away from the casinos.

"We don't care if nobody comes," Mr. Samson recalled with a smile. "We'll play in front of nobody, and we'll have all the money."

Oh, and remember how Jose Reyes said he came to the Marlins because "I see the plan that they have, the great young talent that they have there in Miami, and I think it's a good opportunity to win?" Yeah, no. Samson sort of blew up Reyes's spot:

"[Reyes] said 'I really want to play in Miami as long as you pay me $1 more than anyone else… I really want to make the most money I can.'"

Objectively, it doesn't make sense to hate a ballclub. It's just laundry, after all. But in their 19 years of existence, the Marlins have done nothing more than sell off beloved players anytime they win, pocket revenues without putting them back into the team, lie to their city about the money they're bringing in, and spend taxpayer cash without giving taxpayers a say. I think it's okay to hate the Marlins.

I HATE this little troll
F***en weasel. I am ashamed to say that I graduated from the same institution he went to. I am proud that every time we end up at the same alumni event, I wear my Expos cap and it really pisses him off when I constantly refer to carpetbaggers in his presence.


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Think of us as the Blackhawks under Bill Wirtz for the final years of the Expos.
Except , we did not have a new stadium , the canadian dollar was terrible compared to the US dollar and no one was willing to buy the team.

We never had a new owner ,so we never had a chance to get a John Mcdonagh or even players such as Toews or Kane. When I think of Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper ...

I don't know if the video is still on youtube but there was a conference made in 2009 about the Expos five yeas after they left. The panel included Michael Barrett and they were answering questions about the team.

One final thing: I am 23 years old. The people my age are the final ones who actually grew up with baseball and I don't know that many people who still follow the sport. The Expos lost an entire generation of fans , Bill Wirtz style...

The younger people today are playing and watching football and soccer and people who care aout baseball are sometimes seens as dinosaurs.
Excellent analogy. My 5 year old son is an Expos fan. I bought him and he wears Expos gear all over the place and when he is asked about them he replies that they are in heaven . . .

It's sad but he will probably grow up a Yanks fan. (At least no one from the NL East).

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